The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is planning Recruitment Missions to Africa and will be visiting Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa between March 30 – April 13, 2017.
These countries will be used as hubs to interview candidates who are resident or studying in any of these countries, as well as those that are resident in other countries in close proximity. The IMF will cover the travel, hotel and per diem costs for all shortlisted candidates.
The Mission will conduct preliminary interviews for suitably qualified African candidates for the experienced economist pipeline. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
for the interviews.
Experienced Economists :
Experienced macroeconomists analyze complex economic issues and monitor economic developments in IMF member countries.
Economists are responsible for alerting management of significant economic changes and issues; preparing reports following country visits; and handling issues related to the IMF’s work, including taxation and public expenditure,international financial markets and financial stability, debt management, exchange rate management, and banking supervision.
An experienced economist works in a division, reports to the division chief, and often participates in mission assignments as an important contributing member of a country team.
All experienced economist positions require strong analytical skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills in English, the working language of the IMF. Candidates should also
show an interest in, and aptitude for, working in an international organization. Experienced macroeconomists should have 4 to 15 years of experience as professionals handling economic policy
issues at the national level and/or in academia; knowledge and familiarity with financial stability and market issues, as well as macro-fiscal and macro-financial policy issues would be a plus.
All economist positions require a graduate-level degree (preferably at the Ph.D. level) in macroeconomics, financial economics, or in related fields, such as monetary economics, public finance, banking and financial sector. The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background.